Arthur Hovhannisyan (karateka)
Артур Эдуардович Оганесян
September 13, 1975 |
Gyumri, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Native name||Артур Эдуардович Оганесян|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)|
|Rank||Kyokushin5th degree black belt in|
Arthur Hovhannisyan (Артур Эдуардович Оганесян) is a Russian-Armenian Kyokushin karateka (5th dan).
Hovhannisyan began competing in Swimming and Boxing at age of eight before beginning kyokushin at fifteen. He won both the Moscow and the Armenian championships in 1995, the Russian championship in 1996, the British National Open Tournament in 1997, and the European Championship in 2005. He has been vice-president of Kyokushinkai Federation of Armenia since 1999. In 2005, he moved to the International Karate Organization (IKO) headquarters in Tokyo.
In 2008, Russian TV channel Боец ("Fighter", boets.ru) made a film about Hovhannisyan, entitled Горец ("Highlander", Hovhannisyan's nickname referring to his ethnic Armenian origin).
- A Gorglyev, Dojo (Додзё) no. 1 (2004, online version at kyokushin-kai.ru)